Steve Smith says the United States Supreme Court ruling on President Trump’s ban of travel from mostly Muslim countries provides clarification.
“The court’s action gives specific guidance regarding students admitted to universities and so in the very language of that ruling, our student’s relationship with the university clearly are, and I quote, ‘formal documented’ and formed in what they call ‘the ordinary course.’ In other words, they’re doing it in good faith and not to try to get around the wording of the ban,” Smith tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN.
The Supreme Court ruled people should be allowed to come to the United States, as long as they have what the court called “a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”
Smith says it’s business as usual on the Lincoln campus.
“So, we’re pretty confident that our students and scholarly community will not be affected by this order,” Smith says.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge of the travel ban later this year. For now, the court has allowed the ban to go into effect.
The travel ban effects Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. It goes into effect this evening.
Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this story.